In light of the unseasonably hot weather we are experiencing this September, the City of Brampton reminds residents that all recreation centres and library branches are available during normal hours of operation as heat relief locations.
All heat relief locations have air conditioning, drinking water available at taps and fountains, and relaxed loitering rules to allow residents the opportunity get cool.
Spray pad operations have been extended beyond the normal Labour Day seasonal closure. Residents are encouraged to refer to the City’s website for drop-in swim schedules.
Restrict outdoor activity
Residents are encouraged to restrict outdoor activity. It is also recommended that the public stay out of the sun, drink lots of water and stay in air conditioned places.
Individuals at risk
Seniors and young children are particularly at risk, and residents are encouraged to check in on friends and family who they think may be vulnerable.
Tips to help keep pets cool:
• Keep pets indoors
• Provide plenty of fresh water
• Keep air circulating indoors
• Limit time in the sun and provide shade
In hot temperatures, never leave children or pets unattended in vehicles.
Be safe in the water
Residents are also reminded to play it safe near water:
• Always keep young children within arms' reach around the water
• Never swim alone
• Restrict and control access to backyard pools with fencing on all four sides
• Put a life jacket on young children when in the pool area or at the beach
• Choose lifeguard-supervised beaches and pools for swimming
• Empty unattended wading pools and buckets of water if not in use
• If you have a pool or cottage, ensure family members learn lifesaving skills
For more information on heat safety, visit www.brampton.ca
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